GiftAMeal gets at the root of gratefulness through traditional backing of Jewish blessings over food

I come from a “Modern-Orthodox” Jewish family that observes holidays and keeps the Sabbath as well as an adapted version of “Kosher.” My family eats food in the Dairy and Fish categories that are traditionally considered “Kosher.”

While I follow a more secular, vegan lifestyle, GiftAMeal has allowed me to connect back to my roots in Judaism in the form of blessings.

Before meals, many Jews say a blessing over their food, they thank God for providing them with the privilege to eat. Eating in general, and even more so, eating at restaurants, is a huge privilege. Restaurant dining in particular is often more luxurious, wasteful, and expensive than eating at home. Therefore, saying a blessing, giving thanks, or simply feeling thankful for food, regardless of religion, makes sense.